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"The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it." George Bernard Shaw

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” Beijing-based Yue Minjun is one of the most important artists of the Chinese avant garde movement, Cynical Realism. Minjun's work is characterized by a signature laughing figure which serves as a portrait of the artist. Upon greater inspection the smiling faces contain fear, animosity, and a sense of discomfort that is a product of facing reality in contemporary times.”

from The broken spectrum

He just knows it. He does what he does because he's selfish and whenever people idolize him he tells them they shouldn't. That's Sherlock.

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from Creative Spotting

Alex Gross: "Future Tense" ...the super consumer... There is something better and more lasting....

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Yue Minjun — contemporary Chinese artist. Movement: Cynical Realism. { i see immediately humorous and sympathetic in his artworks } btw the artworks illustrate mostly his laughing face. :D